Bethenny Frankel’s talk show ‘test run’ has come to end…for now. In a new video she bids farewell to her audience, but is hopeful that the show WILL return full time. The show garnered decent ratings, especially considering it was only airing in a few select markets, and the audience seemed to connect with her no-filter style of talk. See below the jump for her tearful “goodbye for now” speech.
If Bethenny’s show does get the green light, she and Jason Hoppy will be making the move to L.A., she tells the new print issue of People. She also opened up about the roller coaster ride her marriage has been on for the last year or so.
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Bethenny tells the magazine, “I want to say it’s been amazing, but hasn’t been that way at all. Our relationship has definitely been tested. It doesn’t come easy for us. Sometimes you feel like ‘Oh God, are we going to to make it?'”
She doesn’t want the marriage to fail, for her sake and says even her fans are worried, “I’ve often thought that if I didn’t make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness. They (her fans) saw me ride up on a white horse with Prince Charming, They were worried the fairy tale might end”
Bethenny says the turning point was witnessing Bryn’s first painting during an art class. “Jason and I looked at each other and whispered ‘I Love you’. There’s a bond between us, we had to get it together, both of us. You have to work for everything. Marriage shouldn’t be any different. In Hollywood, people just bolt. They go for the bigger, better thing. But I don’t want to run. I don’t have a backup plan. Jason’s a great father and and amazing partner. Without him, life as I know it couldn’t happen. ”
Although Bethenny doesn’t blame reality TV for their problems, she does admit it was hard on Jason this season. “I’m used to being exposed, looking like a crazy person, but for Jason, I think it made him vulnerable. He likes being the show’s supportive and fun character. Not being part of the plot line. ”
While she doesn’t blame Bethenny Ever After for their issues, she does say that she’s THROUGH with reality television! Sniff Sniff. “I’m done with putting my personal life and family on reality television. Enough about me. It’s like when you wear an outfit with cleavage it’s good, but when you walk out topless, it ‘s too much. I don’t want to take it all off.”
Bethenny and Jason are planning to enjoy the rest of their summer at the beach, with life moving at a slower pace. “We are all in a good place. We’re renting a place on the beach. I’m finally ready to become a housewife. What I wanted first in life was to be in love and have a husband and family. That’s what I still want. My business doesn’t keep me warm at night. I want to be with Jason. We are going to make this work. No matter what. ”
TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT BETHENNY SAYS SHE’S DONE WITH REALITY TV? SAD TO SEE HER GO? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HER TALK SHOW ON A STATION NEAR YOU?